AdRoll Stakes out AdSense-Like Role for SMB ECommerce

SMB merchant advertising often gets out-performed by larger companies with larger budgets and staffs. Can it use technology to get on a level playing field? That question has gotten especially important as retailers try to not only increase awareness online, but also sell (hence the rocket-like rise of Shopify). That’s the role envisioned by companies […]

LSA’s ‘Tech Adoption Index’: New Insights into SMB Cloud Based Services

B2SMB data has historically focused on ad dollars: their volume, segmentation and shift. As B2SMB moves more broadly towards marketing, services and tools, additional, dynamic types of data insights are required. That’s where The Tech Adoption Index is going. TAI is a new research product from The Local Services Association. During an LSA Webinar last […]

Top 10 SMB Factoids Presented at Street Fight Summit 2017

The latest batch of SMB-oriented research was showcased at last week’s Street Fight Summit 2017 in Brooklyn. Among the most compelling factoids: 1. Top SMB digital interests (in order): Real time location data, mobile push offerings, targeted tv ads, mobile wallets, VR/AR, beacons; streaming audio/podcasting, on demand delivery, chatbots, voice search and wearables (Street Fight) […]

Google Attribution and Its Impact on O2O ‘Close the Loop’

The idea for Online to Offline (O2O) is twofold. First, to understand how advertising impacts sales and provide advertising attribution. Secondly, it is to “close the loop” on a sale, getting customers to register credit cards; sign up for a club or e-wallet; and/or submit reviews. Customers can be incented to give up their personal […]

MarTech Conference: ‘Beyond Advertising’ Social and Commerce Role Grows

MarTech –Marketing Technology — takes all the social and commerce developments we’ve sometimes called “Web 3.0,” and put them under one roof. It takes into account not only ads, click-throughs and promotion — AdTech — but content and experience, social and relationships, commerce and sales, data and management. What does it change? Potentially everything. During […]

What’s ‘Real’ with Place Marketing? LocalOnliner Chats with The VR/AR Association’s Nathan Pettyjohn

Can’t find the shaving can aisle at Target? Didn’t know about the 4th floor coffee bar at Nordstrom’s? Can an avatar point you towards Jimmy Choo shoes at Westfield Malls and give you some points? Want to kill time at SFO at a new Terminal 1 art exhibit? And about the shaving cream – can […]

Hearst’s Rob Barrett on The Strategic Use of Big Data

The strategic use of Big Data surely hasn’t rescued the news industry, but its smart application has given some media companies a chance to grow. At Borrell’s Local Online Advertising Conference 2017 in New York this week, McClatchy SVP of Innovation Chris Hendricks said that the use of data allowed the company to squeeze more […]